It's official.  Seth MacFarlane is hosting the Academy Awards next year.  I've sketched out 5 reasons to look forward to this funny man as Oscar's next ringleader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reason #1.  He's devastatingly  handsome.  Dare I even say sexy?  Hot?  Oh yes.  He'll make for a gleaming distraction from all those boring acceptance speeches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason #2.  He is a master impressionist with a surprisingly strong singing voice as recently evidenced when he hosted Saturday Night Live.

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Reason #3.  He's got a ton of famous friends he can lean on for skits. Plus he's a brilliantly hilarious writer and director.

 

 

 

 

Reason #4.  He's both respected and feared by Hollywood for his unpredictable jabs.  But not in a drunken Ricky Gervais kind of way.

 

Reason #5.  HELLO!  He's STEWIE!!!!   Gigga-da-gigga-da!

 

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 24, 2013.